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Our kids went back to school this month and likely many families are still struggling with the transition. It often seems that as the newness...
Parents and family of disabled people should start demanding that everyone who is part of their children lives stops using functioning labels. We don’t ...
I spoke at Hillsborough County School District’s board meeting on September 9, 2014 to address safety concerns for students with disabilities after ...
Because of my autism I have an autistic thinking style. One characteristic often attributed to me is “inflexible thinking.” Flexibility in thinking ...
Inclusive Education
Check Out Education Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Inclusive Class Podcast on Blo...
“We know that when students with disabilities are held to high expectations, have access to a robust curriculum in the regular classroom, they excel.” ...
Dr. Cheryl Jorgensen's website is an excellent resource for informatio about inclusive education, best practices, differentiated instruction, universal ...
As an adult with autism, knowing what will happen during each day is important to me. For children, who have much less life experience, it...
Editor's Picks
Ollibean Literacy Lifehacks : Tools for parents and care providers without education backgrounds to easily provide literacy instruction. Sign up for ...
Love this video by Tina and Paul Sirimarco. Tina is an ASL interpreter and has been teaching her husband to sign. The videos they have...
As an autistic my connections to other people are perceived visually. In fact, I often need to have a concrete visual available in order to...
We love this free American Sign Language resource- ASL Uni...
Resources We Love
We love YogaKids and their foundation Go Give Yoga! Their mission is " to promote peace, health, empowerment and education" . Ok, sig...
So many ideas in the larger autism community often become a debate. As an autistic this black-or-white, choose-your-side sort of thinking is very neurologically ...
I know most people want to do the right thing and believe “Autism Awareness” helps. But it doesn’t and it is time for some blunt truths, it is past ...
Yesterday I went to the Genius Bar at the Apple Store near my house with my laptop. It reminded me of just how far I...
Video
What is the social model of disability and why is it impo...
Beautiful American Sign Language interpretation of Pharrell Williams’s “Happy.” An expression of music in ASL composed by Rosa Lee Timm ...
At only 25, Lizzie Velaquez is a motivational speaker, the subject of an upcoming documentary and author. In her viral TedX Talk, How Do YOU...
  Jillian Mercado, the 23 year old model and editor and founder of Manufactured 1987 is featured in  StyleLikeU ‘s “What’s Underneath ...
Advocacy
Communication is not only speaking, typing, texting or signing. Communication is also being able to listen and understand, being accommodated to make ...
When you are disabled there is a lot going against you. Not that disability is the worst thing someone can experience. It is not. Disability...
Being one of the first or the only students with any discernible divergence in any characteristic is dangerous, difficult, and involves tremendous courage. ...
This powerful performance by Jamie Sanders, spoken word poet and actor with Tourette's, covers bullying, shame, self-acceptance and empowerment in ...
General
“There are more than 500,000 words in the English language, but a person who masters only 250 words will recognize more than two-thirds of all...
One of the simplest things you can do to improve your child’s reading skills is already in y...
I started painting with acrylics in 2012. I wanted to use that medium to illustrate aspects of my autism. To date I have written several...